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The Reasons For An Ultrasound During Your Pregnancy

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While most doctors recommend one ultrasound per pregnancy, there are many reasons (and times) you could get one. Here are some reasons your doctor may send you for an ultrasound during your pregnancy and how you can prepare.  First Trimester if you get an ultrasound during the first trimester of your pregnancy, it will probably a transvaginal scan. The technician will use a probe inside your vagina to get a better image. They may look for: The baby’s heartbeat The location of the baby (to make sure it is in your uterus and not your...

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What Are Your Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids?

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If you’ve been experiencing pelvic or lower back pain and unusually heavy periods, your gynecologist may have diagnosed you with fibroids — benign uterine tumors that can disrupt your menstrual flow and cause you to have especially severe cramps. Because these tumors can be triggered by the production of estrogen and progesterone, many women begin developing them during puberty, and they can continue to grow during childbearing years. Although some fibroid tumors can shrink or even disappear on their own, if the growth of these...

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Moving Beyond Pills: The Interdisciplinary Approach To Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor – NPR reports that 10% of visits to primary care physicians involve back pain. And with people spending more time sitting and less time exercising than ever, it seems likely that this problem isn’t going away any time soon. If you suffer from back pain, you should know that the most common treatments aren’t necessarily the best ones. Being familiar with these treatments as well as clinical guidelines for back pain can help you make the best choice in...

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4 Warning Signs Of Cancer

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There are so many different types of cancer that it can be hard to know what to look for to keep yourself protected. For instance, breast cancer and brain cancer each have their own set of symptoms. However, just because each type of cancer has its own way of presenting itself doesn’t mean that there aren’t some general things to look for. Here are some of the early warning signs of cancer so that you can protect yourself. 1. Changes In Bowel or Bladder Habits Many times the cancer will affect your digestive system. Even if the...

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Types Of Allergy Testing

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With all of the technology running around, as well as modern scientists’ understanding of the human body and how it reacts, allergy testing has come a long way. Years ago, it was hard to tell if you were allergic to something via any test that a doctor could do, and even then they could not always nail down exactly what you were allergic to. Now methodologies have advanced and allergy testing is nearly painless and much more reliable. This article will run through the three major ways that doctors use to test for allergies. Skin prick...

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Children’s Vision Problems To Be Aware Of

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Parents are often satisfied with the vision screenings that are performed in school or at the doctor’s office during yearly well child visits.  These screenings typically involve the child reading lines on a chart in order to measure distance acuity.  In other words, these screenings only test for nearsightedness.  They tell you whether or not your child can see things at a distance.  In order to get the most accurate picture of your child’s vision, you should see an eye doctor instead of relying on screenings....

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Some Helpful Information About Depression

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Depression affects many people at least once during their life. For some people it becomes a chronic problem, and for other’s it comes and goes as life ebbs and flows. The important thing is to realize that depression can become serious if it is not treated. This is why it is important to recognize the symptoms of depression in yourself so that you can get the help that you need. What Is Depression? There are a couple different sublevels of depression, but overall there are similar connecting patterns in a depressed person. Generally...

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3 Amenities You Should Ask About At Your Clinic

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Many clinics offer amenities that help ensure that patients continue coming back because these amenities make their experience great. If you hear about amenities at a clinic nearby, but you don’t want to switch your doctor, talk to your clinic to see if they have these same amenities.  You just may not know about them yet. 1. They’ll Send Your Prescription to Your Pharmacy of Choice One of the most frustrating things about getting you medication is that you have to wait for thirty to forty minutes at some pharmacies before it...

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Do You Have Cancer? Benefits Of Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Cancer inpatient rehabilitation is a program for people that are currently undergoing cancer treatment, or those that have finished treatment, to help improve quality of daily living. As a person with cancer, you may have physical, emotional, or vocational issues because of your disease. If so, cancer inpatient rehabilitation can benefit you. Emotional Support The diagnosis of cancer has likely caused you and your family members emotional stress, and fear of the cancer reoccurring after treatment. You may have stress dealing with the...

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In-Home Hospice Care: Services For The Entire Family

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Death is an experience that is often more difficult for the people who witness it than for those who experience it first hand. Saying good-bye to a person you love can be extremely emotional and may also leave you dealing with a variety of issues as well. For instance, it is quite common for spouses and children to experience financial difficulties after losing the primary breadwinner in the family. Unfortunately, most end-of-life services will not provide any assistance with these familial issues. In-home hospice care is an exception to this...

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